Year of the Jimmies Starts Tonight

Tonight begins the first of two “really big” award shows of the year, and they both will be hosted by “a Jimmy”. So, this evening’s Golden Globes will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon. Then, next month, Jimmy Kimmel will host the Academy Awards. We’ll see how tonight goes down first; we all know how much Read More …

Exposition for 2017: CSUMB Magazine + IMDb Profile

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1836027/mediaviewer/rm2415999744 Happy New Year, one and all! Much has been happening lately, among them being progress for future productions and digitizations (I smell “Penny Pincher” in store!). What has happened very recently was twofold: 1) On the Internet Movie Database, I’ve both added a profile pic and a personalized link (it uses my full name), Read More …

Up and Coming: Makoto Shinkai

If I absorbed any one thing during my trip last month to Japan, it was this: our culture can be so much better! Could become more punctual, clean, committed, for starters — their Shinkansen High Speed Rail is standout: “Children Who Chase Lost Voices” / “Journey to Agartha” (2011) http://imdb.com/title/tt1839494/ Not to get distracted! Onto Read More …

Now on IMDb: “8 Minutes”!

Welp, awesome. The same day the Electoral College selects Trump to officially be President-elect, my end-of-the-world evaluative short goes up on the Internet Movie Database. If that’s not saying something, I don’t know what is! http://imdb.com/title/tt6343648/ Nonetheless, please enjoy “8 Minutes” below: “It’s the end of the world as we know it…” -R.E.M. http://directorG.com/8minutes

The Race Has Begun

It’s finally Oscar season! Some folks are glued to their tubes for sports-tainment, but I cherish this work much more. Host will be Jimmy Kimmel on February 26, 2017! Here's to the ones who dream! #LaLaLand wins a jaw-dropping eight #CriticsChoice Awards: https://t.co/zVL5CeONN6 pic.twitter.com/N5y1RbFtIv — IndieWire (@IndieWire) December 12, 2016 So, the festivities have kicked Read More …

Shared from Slate.com: Film Imitates Art

Now that this holiday season has begun, and perhaps the latest Oscar season as well, it’s a good time to reflect on one aspect of what makes film so great — when it imitates art itself. I happened to find an article this morning about this very topic, and was already aware, but there were Read More …

8th Annual Governor’s Awards: Jackie Chan, Anne V. Coates, More

It’s finally happened: Martial Arts Action Superstar Jackie Chan has won an Academy Award! Governors Awards on November 12th honored him, film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. Chan’s career spanned over 200 films and countless broken bones in the process, and his craft is often disregarded by the Read More …

Rage Against the Scenes: Then and Now

It all started with a parody. My first official TAT video in college at CSUMB, “Rage Against the Scenes” in 2004 looked at our class situation and poked light fun of it. Now, more than a decade later, that title resonates deeper for so much more. Our country’s current crisis with the ongoing Dakota Access Read More …

Happy Hauntings

For this year’s Halloween, I thought it seemed best to post random media from Twitter, Instagram and YouTube to celebrate. Trick or Treat! 🎃Happy Halloween!🎃 pic.twitter.com/w1oHlBmP2q — 이리 (@furymanura) October 30, 2016 Having a little pre party before I take office #IMWITHME Cheers to @svedkavodka  #howtosvedka @hillaryclinton 🍸✨ A photo posted by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on Read More …

Premiere of “8 Minutes” (2016)

Here at last is 8 Minutes, a montage piece that truly looks at a post-apocalyptic world 5 billion years into the future, when our Sun will become a Red Giant. The very instant this enlargement starts to occur, not a single creature from Earth could possibly witness this live, as the speed it takes light to Read More …